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Defining the COM-B subcomponents

Each of the three components of COM-B can be divided into two subcomponents. Capability Capability is divided into Physical Capability and Psychological Capability. Physical Capability refers to a person’s abilities …

Introducing the COM-B model of behaviour

In this video, Dr D’Lima introduces the COM-B model. This is a simple model of behaviour that outlines the necessary conditions for a behaviour to occur. In order for a …

Combining Intervention Types

Most attempts to change behaviour in the real world contain more than one Intervention Type. For example, a sign at the front of a store with the message ‘Please wear …

Choosing a target behaviour

The TRED programme identified many different behaviours in the home environment that influenced the amount of energy that is used. It wouldn’t be practical to develop behaviour change interventions to …

Behaviours, outcomes and influences

You may have been surprised by some of the answers in the previous quiz! In this video we illustrate definitions of behaviour, outcome and influence through real life examples.

Week 1 learning objectives

To kick off the first week of the course we will think about how to best define key terms such as behaviour, influence and outcome, and look at how these …

Using the APEASE criteria

In order to make judgments about A, P, E, A, S and E, we need information. We may already have relevant information but we may want to gather more. We …